Wolf and the Owl
Poetry, Lyrics, Translations
and Musings by Alex Etchart

Hard Chocolate

By on Tuesday 22nd November, 2011

So many sweet moments,
That when time goes on,
Leave memories of struggle,
And of times long gone,
To somehow reach the summit,
Yet it took so long,
You’ve barely a leg to stand on,
Where pride once shone,
You bathe with your loved ones,
You swallow all the tears,
‘Tis all a blind assumption,
That’ll capsize come the years,

When chocolate hardens,
And babies cease to cry,
Regrets and sombre silence,
Do permeate the sky,
When chocolate hardens,
And babies cease to cry,
You’ll wake up in the morning,
With a broken sigh.

I drank from our fountain,
Yet you took so long,
There was barely a drop to share left,
When at last you’d come,
You told me that you loved me,
But it came so soon,
I said the same half heart’dly,
‘Neath a dim half-crescent moon,
We waxed and we waned,
We frolicked ‘neath the stars,
We lay for the profane,
And we dreamt of life on mars,

Then chocolate hardened,
And babies ceased to cry,
Regrets and sombre silence,
Did permeate the sky,
When chocolate hardens,
And babies cease to moan,
You’ll wake up in the morning,
With an unrelenting groan.

We played all you’re games,
We fought, we won,
Turns out ’twas all in vain,
When all was said and done,
Became renegades,
Took refuge in the slums,
Believed that things could change,
Still hoped to see the sun,
And on went the days,
The nights in bitter cold,
At first we felt so young,
And now so god damn old,

Cause choc’late has hardened,
And babies, ceased to cry,
Regrets and sombre silence,
Do permeate the sky,
When chocolate hardens,
And babies stop crying,
You’ll wake up in the morning,
And you won’t feel a thing.

Beneath a lonely palm tree,
That girl came to,
And pick’n herself up slowly,
That’s when she knew,
She’d awok’n in paradise,
Sangrila, through ‘n’ through,
Where everyone’s all smiles,
There’s no pain nor hunger too,
And every morning,
The highs were just the same,
He life was spent just yawning,
Making even death seem a welcome change,

And now she’s doomed to wait,
Yes, she’s doomed to wait,
Oh, she’s doomed to wait,
She’s doomed to wait,

‘Till chocolate hardens,
And babies cease to cry,
For regrets and sombre silence,
To permeate the sky,
When chocolate hardens,
And babies cease to cry,
You’ll wake up in the morning,
Asking why, we even try.

So many sweet moments,
When time went on,
Left memories of struggle,
And of times long gone,
We somehow reached the summit,
Yet it took so long,
That we’ve barely a leg to stand on,
Where pride once shone,
We’ve bathed with our loved ones,
We’ve swallowed all the tears,
‘Twas all a blind assumption,
That capsized after all these years,

Cause chocolate hardens,
And babies, cease to cry,
Regrets and sombre silence,
Do permeate the sky,
When chocolate hardens,
And babies cease to cry,
We wake up in the morning,
With a broken sigh.

 

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